Fiesta4Hope August 2021 Newsletter
Dear Fiesta4Hope Friends and Followers,
Over the last two years, the name Fiesta4Hope has floated around the ears of those in our area. Since our founding in 2018, Fiesta has grown from a high school summer project to a legal nonprofit organization with a clear vision and concrete community. We are endlessly grateful to those who have supported us from the start, and we continue to welcome new supporters with open arms. In this letter, we want to share with you where our organization is now and summarize the goals that we are tirelessly working towards.
COVID-19's Impact on Puerto Rico
Centro PASO's Current Need: Support for Sustainable Agriculture
A Message From Membership
Hear from our Summer 2020 Membership Ambassadors, Aikya Varanasi and Samantha Pisano
Q&A with our Chapter Liaisons
Prepared by our Chapter Liaisons
Learn about their experience interning with Fiesta4Hope and get a peek at their work
Meet the Board of PASO
Director of Centro PASO
President of the Board of Directors & Fiesta4Hope's Main Contact "For Centro PASO, Fiesta4hope is a group of angels that heaven sent us in the moments when we needed them the most. This group of young people and leaders are always attentive to our most pressing needs, and make it possible for us to help the most vulnerable in our community."
Vice President of the Board of Directors Financial Director of Aibonito City Hall
Secretary of the Board of Directors
Treasurer of the Board of Directors Executive Director of the Mennonite General Hospital in Puerto Rico
Board Member Former Director of the Popular Bank
Board Member Director of WIC Program
Board Member Former Talent Manager at Baxter International
Board Member Community Leader
Our BLM Campaign
The mission of Fiesta4Hope is to provide support to vulnerable communities through the promotion of sustainability. The Black community is no exception to this mission. We strive to prioritize love, inclusion, justice, and respect.
We found the Children's Defense Fund to be the intersection between supporting vulnerable communities through sustainability, promoting education, teen empowerment, and our desire to take action during recent push for the BLM movement.
Click below for our official statement and to view some of the ways we got involved.
AN INTRODUCTION TO PUERTO RICAN CULTURE
A Project by Audrey Litto
Meet the 2020 Summer Interns
Learn about this awesome group of high school and undergraduate students who changed our organization this summer
Updates from Centro PASO
Tackling COVID & Sustainability
Spotlight: Project Olas
Learn about an incredible business started by a Georgetown Student that provides a more immersive language learning experience and provides income to Guatemalan mothers
Spotlight: Siembra Tres Vidas
Learn about a community agriculture initiative in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. This local sustainable farm is allied with Centro PASO and helped connect us to key grant opportunities.
NOTABLE PUERTO RICAN WOMEN
A Short Essay by Patsy Coleman
FOOD INSECURITY IN PUERTO RICO
A Short Essay by Morgan Drake
WOMEN'S ISSUES IN PUERTO RICO
A Short Essay by Lily Kirschner
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